NBA players took some heat for their highly-publicized "LET US PLAY" campaign on Twitter Monday, namely because a lot of folks believe that the NBA players could play. They just have to sign the dotted line and end the NBA lockout. But it's not that simple.
The "LET US PLAY" campaign may have been a bad idea, but Steve Nash clarified things last night with some more nuanced tweets:
The NBA has experienced over 60 yrs of growth with new growth projected using the current model. After a banner year the players are still willing to GIVE the owners a higher percentage in good faith. Why are the owners unwilling to negotiate in good faith? As a player I apologize to the fans that we're in this position. But we will not be taken advantage of. In our hearts we're desperate to play, in our minds we know better and are prepared to
Let us play
Yeah, see... When you put it like that, #LETUSPLAY makes a lot more sense.